Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch and nestled between rolling vineyards, a koppie (small granite hill) and a river below, Hillside is simultaneously arresting and juxtaposed as fits flawlessly into its surroundings.
The architectâ€™s office heri&salli from Vienna designed in Burgenland/Austria on behalf of the faĂ§ade design company â€śFOB-face of buildingsâ€ť a new office building made of wood. Though normally a place dedicated to â€śworkâ€ť, from the beginning the concept of quality of life and leisure culture took a mayor part in the planning.
Stuttgart/Bad Ems, September 2014. The Emser thermal spa now has a new highlight to offer: a 250 mÂ˛ floating sauna has recently been added to the wide range of wellness and leisure activities offered by the sauna park.
Photos of Beech Court, recently completed Stirling University Hall of Residence, Bridge of Allan, Scotland. The campus is regularly described as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, nestling at the foot of Abbey Craig and the Ochil Hills in 300 acres of grounds centred around Airthrey Loch.
The architectural gesture stems from the idea of a pair of parallel prisms that support a third, long, transverse volume shaping an armful that welcomes the citizen. The design aim was to investigate an alternative narrative on the experiential relationship between the public building and the citizen.
Crest is an experimental sculpture that tests new design and construction technologies applied to a material of minimal thickness; investigating the relationship between formal arrangement and structural performance.
New photos of this interesting set of buildings located in the Ribble Valley. The visitor centre is a cluster of buildings set in a lake on a floating pontoon, which responds to changing water levels in the flood plain. The architect has broken down a sizeable scheme into a “simple and engaging village” of buildings. Each building has a barn-like roof creating an animated skyline floating above the lake.
Heated conservatory at the Botanical Gardens, Aarhus: using transparent roofing made of ETFE foil cushions with an interior pneumatic shading system the building “is like a drop of dew in its green surroundings”. The support structure consists of 10 steel arches, which fan out around a longitudinal and a transverse axis, creating a net of rectangles of varying sizes.
This year we welcome stunning new additions from across the capital including stylish sustainable designs such as Nick Bakerâ€™s eco-home built using timber framing and passive solar design techniques and Ottâ€™s Yard â€“ a repurposed ramshackle group of sheds reimagined with a healthy dose of creative greening by vPPR Architects.